2011 Chicago Auto Show: Volkswagen rolls out blown 2012 Jetta GLI Turbo


Think of the turbocharged 2012 Jetta GLI as a bigger, more family friendly VW GTI.

Volkswagen is debuting the 2012 Jetta GLI this week at the Chicago Auto Show, and the big news is the 2.0-liter turbo that pumps out 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, and can be had with a six-speed manual transmission or our favorite VW’s DSG automatic.

According to Volkswagen the GLI will be, “available in three trim levels, the Jetta GLI has a starting MSRP of $23,495. The GLI Autobahn, with an MSRP of $25,545, adds 18″ alloy wheels, sunroof, dual zone climate control, heated V-Tex Leatherette seats and the Fender Premium Audio System. The top of the line Jetta GLI Autobahn with Navigation adds the RNS-315 navigation system and keyless access with push-button start technology for an MSRP of $26,445.”

We had a chance to drive the new Jetta a few months ago in the Bay Area and came away impressed by the car’s value for money.

Check out our first drive video review below:

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